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Santa Anita for Sunday 27 October 2013


Good looking card this afternoon. Looking forward to Santa Anita's big week next week.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

3  Tortola   scratched out of an alw race restricted to three-year-old's 2 days ago to run here versus is amazing how well runners do in S Cal when they scratch from one race to another ( maybe in some cases, but not here, loose lips in the racing secretary's office ???).....have a feeling Drysdale believes his youngster will cherish the mini-marathon distance of 1 1/4 miles

2  Stoney Fleece   1 1/4 mile distance sure seems like a good fit for this Sadler charge who continues to run and train as if he is in peak form

1  Sumerian   big race 2 back (and it is hidden by a bad trip) and this Canani runner is somewhat of an every / other there is a decent chance we get the effort 2 back....fits well if we do

4  Segway


race 2    average clarity

4  Salsita   solid forward more in 2nd lifetime start both in final time and pace and I like that the distance was 7 furlongs.....only needs to stick around for one furlong more today and sure is bred to do just that........likely to be on or near the front end in reasonable pace with a stout speed jock aboard

3  Consecrate   14 to 1 for a Bob Baffert 1st timer in an eight horse field strongly suggests the effort was since sure are better so it appears the race this filly benefited as intended from the MSW tune-up........and.......bred to love a route of ground

2  Be Proud   improving sort for Baffert will likely try to shake free from our top choice and wire the field.......dangerous sort especially considering the connections


race 3    average clarity

6  The Magic Stone   we liked this Bonde runner at 44 to 1 in last because of a bad trip decent hidden effort 2 back and that she would like conventional dirt....and she fired a shocker for most......not for us.......very big drill since her last.....same or better today but of course not as a long-shot

3  Tappingintherain   beaten by our top choice in latest but she could have gotten a better trip from Mike Smith.......Stevens gets a shot with this promising filly today

5  Laria   strong work regiment for this Shirreffs 1st timer and Shirreffs doesn't push them too hard in the a.m........likely not out of this

4  Dreamy Blues


race 4    average clarity

7  Horizontalyspeakin   Sadler three-year-old is very sharp right now especially in the a.m.  and seemingly only has to cope with one other speed type in the race in the 5 horse.....and I believe this gelding will chase if need be

2  Empty Headed   Abram's runner sure has an impressive move on the 2nd turn.......he can make it 3 straight if he gets a legitimate (par pace) pace up front but I am not sure that he will

4  Jules Journey   owns some powerful races at today's 1 mile distance.......not sure if he is fully cranked up off of the 8 month hiatus from the track but he sure fits well if he is

6  My Samurai Warrior


race 5    average clarity

5  Fury Kapcori   sure has a ton of talent but has been compromised multiple times by trip trouble or suicidal pace (like his latest at Prx in a Grade 2)....continues to train like a happy healthy individual.....likely to stalk our 2nd choice with Bejarano up

1  Tiz The Truth   two for two when loose on the lead winning by wide margins.......seems loose once again and ought to be very dangerous if he does open up a lead

4  Tree Of Life   on the improve in the 2nd half of 2013.......and his recent bullet 5F work hints he might be sitting on his lifetime best today.......not out of this if he is

7  American Blend


race 6    average clarity

7  Taelyns Prince   both lifetime grass races fit and this Mullins baby retains Talamo who rides the SA hillside grass course awfully well

11  Global View   lone lifetime race was run in July on the Dmr AW and the effort is quite a bit better than appears in print.......but probably more importantly this Tom Proctor expensive baby sure is brilliantly bred for the sod

9  Bourne Hot   showed a likely for the turf and owns some solid early speed.....cut back in distance sure looks like a plus for this O'Neill runner

4  Miraglo


race 7    average clarity

7  Tookmebysurprise   all 3 lifetime races on conventional dirt fit well here.....2 very reassuring drills since her last........decent apprentice has won 3 of his last 5 mounts for Miyadi

8  Golden Celestial   done little wrong in 2 lifetime starts.....was beaten by our top selection in last but only needs a couple lengths of improvement to overcome him.....and has the right trainer in Peter Miller to get it accomplished

5  Ascription   somewhat hidden effort in latest as this filly was dead on the rail on an afternoon the rail was slightly dull.......and she gets 6 lbs off today

4  Take One


race 8    average clarity

1  Bio Pro  very sharp right now......big grass race 2 back........likely to get an excellent ground saving stalk position behind a hot pace which she sure has liked in the past.......and retains the jock who has been aboard for those races

7  Venomous   outside of his last where he had a very bad trip this Powell runner sure has caught some stellar foes in his 7 races in the U S of A........very sharp recent a.m. work and a rather hot trainer........

6  El Commodore   owns significant early gas and sure trains as if he is sitting on a strong effort........draws Stevens.......wire to wire shot even with what ought to be a sizzling pace

3  Huntsville

race 9    slightly below average clarity

9  Top Hot Rod   might be wound up and ready to roll at 1st asking off of some tightly spaced has tossed 5 winners from 6 starters and all 5 preciously scored at two

4  Znelle   not too hot on the Dmr AW but  his MSW debut 3 back on the conventional dirt at Pln  is solid here......and Sadler just got this baby to work markedly better and it was just 5 days ago

3  Hitter's Alley   last two races (which were at today's same level) fit fine here and the last race is somewhat disguised by a poor trip-a-rooo

6  Market Notes

10  Harbaugh

7  Papa's Trashed






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